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Minot school enrollments up, nowhere near 70s high

December 6, 2013

Enrollment in the Minot Public Schools currently stands at 7,400 students, but that does not compare to the student numbers the district saw back in the early 1970s....

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takkak

Dec-08-13 8:04 PM

Schools are so cheap now, they don't even have field trips. Vote NO.

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redneck

Dec-08-13 12:47 PM

well lets have the littel boys p in the snow, now you combined art and spelling, i wonder if the teachers thought of this.solving problems right here, its what i do.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-08-13 8:30 AM

No way landslide even the kids on Little house on the prairie got to outside and play,Unless your saying you went to school before that time.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-08-13 8:04 AM

Landslide, that's awesome...did they teach you that when there are more students than desks in current buildings, classes being held in old showers or locker rooms, portables that are less than safe/secure, etc. that it's time to change a couple things in a lifestyle and help a community? I hope so. VOTE YES!!!

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-08-13 7:40 AM

Yep, more road construction because of oil. More kids too, wouldn't you say? The school needs more space so now is the time to get this done. VOTE YES!!!

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MarkHighwater

Dec-08-13 12:16 AM

25 percent more pupils in 1971 pre magic city campus...numbers don' lie like BUSH/CHENEY ....VOTE NO and NO

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takkak

Dec-07-13 11:37 PM

Funny thing, one of my kids did portables at Longfellow and others went to portables at Ramstad...no one mentioned them being unsafe or learning less...see through bs folks...vote for our children's future, vote NO.

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takkak

Dec-07-13 11:34 PM

Decent roads...nice...did you notice there was more road work construction this year, then in last 15 year's, now why is that. Big oil. Vote NO.

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takkak

Dec-07-13 11:30 PM

Guarantee ya, there was no committee for voting Yes in the '70's. Only worry then was the Ruskies. No committee needed to Vote NO.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-07-13 5:52 PM

PoeticJustice14, I don't like taxes more than anyone else but we sure do enjoy decent roads, sewer, garbage removal and other services provided by them, right? Look, if the mechanism was available for the state to use its surplus to pay for them, I'd be all for it. The reality is that it doesn't and our kids are suffering...VOTE YES ON DECEMBER 10th!

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-07-13 2:57 PM

LOL...nice try. The 3-4 minutes to put winter stuff on, walk 3-4 minutes to the building, 3-4 minutes to take the stuff off, 1-2 minutes to actually go to the bathroom, 3-4 minutes to put their stuff back on, 3-4 minutes to walk back to the building, 3-4 minutes to take the stuff back off, is the issue...not even talking about being with the other kids and the feeling of being a part of a "real" school. Not even talking about the safety/security of the children...if you don't see that as a problem, then it's on you. Worst case scenario, this doesn't pass and something horrible happens where the building is not secure/safe, you hang your hat on your own selfishness and no vote. I'll vote YES! Sound good? Great.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-07-13 11:39 AM

Minotloner, if you think kids taking more time out of their day going to and from buildings rather than instructional time, it is YOU that lacks sense. VOTE YES!!!

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chadk66

Dec-07-13 9:53 AM

Over here in Williston stoney creek school has had portables forever. My sister in law taught there and I know numerous kids that attended school there. I am very close friends with parents that have had five kids go to school there. Portables work just fine, are safe and create no additional hazards from a permanent building. None of these individuals had problems with the portables and they received a perfectly fine education in them. Portables aren't the scary the school district would like you to believe it is.

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constantprofessional

Dec-07-13 8:54 AM

Have always read the comments over the years on MDN, but never bothered to respond to any stories. This one has definitely drawn my interest being from the Minot-area over my 30+ years on this earth. Being an administrator of a local school district, I actually agree with most concerns being brought up on the comment feed. If you have questions regarding the project, visit the school(s) that have students in portables. Surely, someone would be gracious enough to give you a tour of the public building. You always have to take into account when talking with or listening to someone from the school, their opinion is slanted based on their personal connection to the vote. A basic idea to consider when thinking about the upcoming vote, 20% of the voters will vote yes, 20% will vote no, and it is up to Minot Public to give enough information out to the other 60% to help them make their decision. Wonder if MPS gave out this info at past public forums about past enrollment in comparison? Vote!

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-07-13 8:44 AM

The BS is people like you not acknowledging this reality...the problem is here and we have to deal with it as a community. Either now or when it costs even more. VOTE YES!!!

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takkak

Dec-07-13 12:58 AM

First sign of BS is fear tactics. There is nothing to fear, but BS itself. VOTE NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-06-13 11:38 PM

VOTE YES ON BOTH MEASURES!

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redneck

Dec-06-13 11:22 PM

i doent have a problem being taxed for the 3 rs but not for the fluff and the show

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ChasinND

Dec-06-13 11:15 PM

Vote NO Dec. 10th. on BOTH measures! and then cut sports fund. You play, then you pay! We paid all fee's and more when our kids went to school because their sport wasn't sanctioned by Minot Schools or the NDHAA.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-06-13 10:55 PM

*******, I answered your question two comments ago. Safety/security and missed class time due to portables has a whole lot to do with quality of education. Kids not drinking so they have to leave their "school" to go to a bathroom is a problem...do you not agree with that? VOTE YES

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redneck

Dec-06-13 10:51 PM

how is a building responsable for the quality of education,

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-06-13 10:33 PM

P.S. VOTE YES!!!!!

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-06-13 10:33 PM

Minotloner, a quality education has everything to do with safety and security of buildings which many of these older facilities and portables do not provide. A quality education does not have children having to get all their winter gear on to walk 100 yards or more just to take a leak and get back to class. This isn't rocket science...I don't know you Minotloner but I bet you could figure it out.

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ndbowhunter6

Dec-06-13 9:23 PM

There is NO other way to fund this very real need at the present time. The district has said it will go to the state and see if they will free up funds but the time is now and it can't wait another legislative session. Those of you who simply can't grasp that need someone to explain it to you time and time again until it sinks in. VOTE YES on December 10! If you don't want quality education for students, then maybe it's you that should move.

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Legend

Dec-06-13 9:18 PM

Took that pill. Exitement was not drugs. It was facing five 150mph muscle machines and dropping your right arm to start the race. Too many buds were in nam the next year. enough said.

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